Black Desert’s St Patrick’s Day patch brought its own beer

It is written in The MMORPG Code that MMOs, especially those of foreign pedigree, must indulge our most silly faux holidays. I’m sure that’s the case, else why would an upstanding game like Black Desert insert St Patrick’s Day into your immersions?

Yes, today’s patch sees not only the return of the dice-rolling Black Spirit’s adventure and new craftables for the Dark Knight but also beer. The Cold Draft Beer event, to be exact.

“To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, all players will receive beer on 3/17. Please check your in-game mail on this date to find your delivery of beer!”

That’s where I get all my beer for sure.

By the by, maintenance this morning was extended slightly for North American players and quite a bit for EU players; Kakao apologized for the extra downtime and told EU players that compensation is on the way, though everything is back up now.

And in still more Black Desert news, Kakao has extended the anniversary sale until Monday to ensure everyone can buy all the proper game packages following a glitch in the system. Game packages are currently 30%-50% off.

Source: Patch notes
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Arktouros

I’m stealing this again like the Darknight one :>

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Arktouros

As always if anyone has any questions about BDO or any of it’s systems post away and I will answer. Pretty much got most of the game on lockdown except Hunting.

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Tanek

I am just starting to learn more about equipment upgrades and “fail-stacking”. I think I am afraid. >.>

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Arktouros

This is the video guide I recommend to newer people regarding failstacking and a basic enhancing strategy.

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Tanek

Good! That is actually the video I started watching. With so much contradicting info out there on some topics, I am glad this is a recommended guide. (It is also the one I mention below that said to never force the upgrade.)

Thanks.

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Arktouros

No problem!

I have advanced guides to this as well, but I’d have to write them up to explain what I do and how I failstack currently once you have upgraded all your gear to +15 and need extra items to failstack on.

Next BDO topic if you still want ask away and I can write it up :)

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Bionicall

Were you asking “when should I build a fail-stack versus when should I force”?

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Tanek

I’m not sure I understand the system enough just yet to even ask a proper question.

I was messing around with how accessories are upgraded. Failed twice on some earrings, then succeeded on a belt. Apparently, that was the wrong thing to do and I “wasted” a +2 fail-stack. Oops?

Also, one guide I looked at basically said there is never a good reason to force the upgrade. that you should just build up the fail-stack until you can use it on a higher item.

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Bionicall

The “force” option is weighted such that you would have a 99% chance at maximum failstacks, if you just had that number(of blackstones) of attempts. I can show you the maths if you are interested. Saying that, if you are like me, and the RNG tends to work against you, working around the fail-stack system is a welcome addition. As to using accessories, it is best to only use them to build 1-2 fail-stacks, because the chance of succeeding an enchant is actually quite high.
If you could post a specific example of what you are trying to do, I would be happy to explain it.

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Tanek

Thank you. And yeah, I have HORRIBLE luck with RNG in games. But I like math, so I will probably look up those percentages and how it works out.

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Bionicall

If you have seen the guide linked above (thanks @Arktouros), the table in that, is what most calculations are based on (helps with the maths). A few points I would make though, the guide doesn’t concern with timeliness (I wanted my +15 Yuria for levelling the DK now, thus I chose to force, rather than valuing the fail-stacks I could build) and not everyone will have multiple items to work on.

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Zander

Absolutely stunning grind. Would recommend to anyone who wants the best graphics, tedious yet satisfying mechanics and truly heart breaking RNG. It comes at a great price though and no subscription. Got lots of time? This will kill most of it. Willing to drop real money on required convenience items? They will gladly take it.

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Melissa McDonald

name a video game that isn’t a “time-waster”? They all are. 100%.

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Alex Willis

BDO is gorgeous, but some of these far-out cosmetics throw me off. I get that it’s not LOTRO or low-fantasy and that outlandish uniforms are considered OK, but it really really really kills my immersion.

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Melissa McDonald

Nice bargains on the game package. If you’re on the fence about BDO a great time to check it out. You’ll find it to be not only a crazy-gorgeous game, but also deep and detailed. It’s a mature, stable game, not something just out of Beta. Try it!

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xpsync

Should have asked earlier, forgot.
If i remember correctly you’re not much of a pvp player either. I’m on one of those xp booster servers and you can level like mad.
I now have the quest and am about to hit 49.99, have you done this and whats life like after? I’ve heard it ain’t too bad for a PVE player.

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Arktouros

So basically it’s like this.

If someone PKs you they lose 60k karma. So after 10-13 deaths they’re bright red -1m karma. Most people won’t go that far because if you die to pvp or pve in negative karma (whether it’s -1 or -1 million) you will lose XP and maybe crystals from gear outside of the desert. In the desert they get a bandit flag and if they die they go to jail instead of losing XP and crystals.

So most people who attack you will do so a few times to see if they can chase you out of the area. It’s kinda a “test the weak” kinda thing as a lot of people will simply give up and run away when they get attacked/killed a few times. If you ress at node and come back however people will try to war dec your guild if possible or PK you a few times to see if you will go. If they can declare your guild then it’s game on and not much you can do but leave. If they can’t (not ready for war or no guild) then they usually cuss you out for being a “karma griefer” because you don’t know when you’re beat and run away (even though you were probably there first haha).

Another thing that is common is people will try to out farm you. Since they have low karma already (grey names) and can’t afford to kill more they just try to steal your mobs by doing more damage then you. This is more difficult when you have higher AP but if you’re just hitting 50 and trying to just progress it can be difficult to compete.

All this said, if you see someone already farming at a spot and leave them be you usually won’t have a problem out of them. Also if you avoid the super contested spots (pirates, sausans, bandit elites, etc) you also rarely will get flagged on.

All in all getting flagged on isn’t so bad, just remember that dying in PvP costs you nothing. It’s going to happen, and not the end of the world. To avoid open world griefing avoid doing AFK activities on your 50+ outside of towns. So if you want to AFK fish or AFK train horses etc create a level 49 alt that you never take to 50 and just do those activities on it instead.

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xpsync

Thanks!

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Tanek

I am at 45 and the one big warning I was given…”don’t mess with someone’s grinding spot”. Other than that, I was told it is not too difficult to avoid PvP. I guess we will find out. :)

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xpsync

I’m back playing as my #2 game for awhile, TSW might takes it’s place but for now i’m having allot of fun. I did everything in this game at launch except questing, so I’m questing away.

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